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Chandy silently encouraging communal forces: Pannian

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‘Education sector being run by businessmen’

FOR SUBSIDY:CPI State secretary Pannian Ravindran at a State convention of the All-Kerala School Teachers’ Union in Thrissur on Saturday.
FOR SUBSIDY:CPI State secretary Pannian Ravindran at a State convention of the All-Kerala School Teachers’ Union in Thrissur on Saturday.

CPI State secretary Pannian Ravindran has alleged that Chief Minister Oommen Chandy is silently encouraging forces that act against the State’s communal harmony

He was addressing a State convention of the All-Kerala School Teachers’ Union (AKSTU) here on Saturday.

“Mr. Chandy is doing this in order to cling to power. His stand is evident in his response to the remark of Public Works Minister V.K. Ebrahim Kunju that matters related to governance in the State were decided by the Indian Union Muslim League,” he said.

He alleged that the education sector was run by ‘businessmen’.

“These leaders have turned education into a big business,” he said.

LPG cyclinders

He said that providing additional subsidised LPG cylinders only to BPL (Below Poverty Line) families in the State would not solve the problems triggered by the decision on a cap of six cylinders on supply of subsidised cooking gas to a household.

“The APL-BPL categorisation should not be considered for such issues,” he added.

CPI district secretary C. N. Jayadevan and AKSTU district president C. K. Bindumol were present.

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